Skinny Barbecue Turkey Meatloaf

I created this meatloaf many years ago when I owned a healthy restaurant. It's still my family's favorite meatloaf! It’s nostalgic, hearty and just plain delicious! I’m using a few flavorful and healthy twists. The first is to use barbecue sauce instead of the usual ketchup. It’s such a small change, but adding barbecue sauce makes it taste extraordinary. Next, you’ll save a tremendous amount of calories and fat by free forming the meatloaf.  If you prepare it the way your Grandma did, in a loaf pan, the fat soaks into the loaf. With this new way, all the excess fat is left on the pan not in the loaf and then in your stomach. Just by making meatloaf this way, you save over 250 calories and more astounding 38 grams of fat per serving. Each generous, 3 slice serving, has 252 calories, 3 grams of fat..
Skinny Barbecue Turkey Meatloaf

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Food Facts
Nobody is quite certain about the origin of meatloaf.  Most agree that it was a popular, economical meal to make during the Great Depression.  In 2007 it was voted the 7th favorite meal in the America.

Prep Tips

If you don’t like messy hands when mixing the meatloaf mixture, put the ingredients in a large, plastic bag, seal it, then squish the contents together until well mixed.

Serving Tips
Serve this meatloaf with Dreamy Dairy Free, Skinny Mashed Potatoes or Skinny Mash Potatoes and a vegetable such as Skinny Garlic Green Beans. Another idea is to slice the meatloaf and make a hot sandwich served on whole wheat sourdough bread or multi-grain bread with lettuce and tomato. Yum!

If you are looking to cut the points down, a 2 slice serving is still very satisfying
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 4- Blue (for 2 slices)
WW SmartPoints 4-Green (for 2 slices)
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 6- Blue (for 3 slices)
WW SmartPoints
6-Green (for 3 slices)
SKINNY FACTS: Serving size, 3 slices (based on draining fat)
252 calories, 3g fat, 1.5g sat fat, 50mg chol, 34g protein, 23g carbs, 2g fiber, 862 mg sodium, 8g sugar


Skinny Barbecue Turkey Meatloaf

Skinny Barbecue Turkey Meatloaf

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 252 kcal


  • 1 pound ground turkey ( I used 93%)
  • ½ cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • ½ cup + ½ cup barbecue sauce (I like Sweet Baby Rays, Bull’s-eye or use your favorite)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a baking pan or cookie sheet with foil.
  • In a large bowl, combine the turkey, bread crumbs, onions, ½ cup barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, egg whites, salt and pepper and mix well until thoroughly combined.
  • Place meatloaf mixture in the center of the baking pan and shape into a 12 x 4 inch loaf by hand.
  • Spread the remaining ½ cup barbecue sauce evenly over the top of the loaf. Add more if desired.
  • Bake 1 hour and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.


Serving: 3slicesCalories: 252kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 34gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 862mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gBlue Smart Points: 6Green Smart Points: 6Plus Points: 6
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!


  1. Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce has high fructose corn syrup which is terrible for us. Better to find a bbq sauce with real sugar and preferably less of it.

  2. This recipe is very flexible. You can easily make it with a different bbq sauce. I know Newman’s Own and Kraft do not contain corn syrup Catherine.
    My best,

  3. Hello,

    I wanted to say that this is one of my all-time favorite receipes!

    Quick question – I’m using myfitnesspal and am wondering, how many servings does one pound make? I’m trying to input the recipe.


  4. Nicole I used regular ground turkey for this meatloaf not ground turkey breast.
    All the best,

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